By Maria Popova via BigThink.com
While this has nothing to do with renting or leasing art, I just think it's VERY cool!
The story: Spacehacking is a common craft among urban dwellers who want to make the most out of their less-than-generous floor plans. From Japanese-born, German-based designer Yuya Ushida comes Sofa_XXXX – an ingenious chair that expands into a 3-person couch. Meticulously engineered and made of 8,000 custom-made wooden chopsticks of four different lengths, the couch took three months to build.